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Tooth-Colored Fillings – New Haven, CT

Seamless Cavity Repair

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The traditional material used to fill cavities is known as silver amalgam. It is a mix of mercury and other metals. Among its other disadvantages, it is very dark in color; it clashes with the tooth enamel around it. Today, a more aesthetically pleasing alternative is available. Tooth-colored fillings blend in well with the surrounding dentition, and they offer a host of other benefits as well. If you are interested in this remarkable treatment, keep reading this page to learn more about it. Then, you can contact New Haven Dental Group to schedule your restorative consultation.

Why Choose New Haven Dental Group for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

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Tooth-colored fillings are also called by the material that composes them — composite resin. The resin is made out of a mixture of plastic, glass particles, and other ingredients. Together, they form a flexible material that can be shade-matched to blend in well with the color of the tooth enamel round it. The resin is the same material used in cosmetic dental bonding.

How Do Tooth-Colored Fillings Work?

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The process for placing a tooth-colored filling is fairly simple and quick. Depending on how deep the cavity is, we may numb the tooth as the first step in the treatment. Then, we prepare the tooth by removing any spots of decayed tissue. Next, we insert the filling material. A special light hardens it within just a few seconds. Finally, we adjust the filling’s shape to make sure that it will not interfere with the patient’s bite.

Do I Need a Tooth-Colored Filling?

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Some indications that you may need a filling include:

If you suspect you need a filling, make a dental appointment as soon as you can. Delaying treatment will only give the problem a chance to worsen. If you wait too long, a filling may no longer be an adequate solution; you may need a more complex procedure.

Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

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Of course, the most obvious benefit of tooth-colored fillings is that they look so natural. But there are additional advantages as well, including:

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